May 28, 2010: President Obama visits the Gulf Coast to survey the damage done by the oil spill that resulted from the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 22.
In his remarks from Port Fourchon, LA, Obama told the residents of the region: "You're not alone. You will not be abandoned. You will not be left behind."
More pictures of the spill can be found here and here.
The Presidential motorcade drives along the Louisiana coast.
Obama also said the spill is his administration's "highest priority."
Obama tours the damage with Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen and Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.
In his speech, Obama took some responsibility for the spill: "I ultimately take responsibility for solving this crisis. I'm the president and the buck stops with me."
The President meets with local and federal officials at the Coast Guard station.
Local residents gather as the President arrives.